I personally found more positive things in the state of isolation, such as: taking a break from my long travelings, which have not been a break for the last year and a half. To be alone with my inner self, to clear various thoughts in my head. I also finally found the time I never had enough to start creating in another way like making music, writing, and dancing. It also freed up time for things I don't like to do, but I had no choice, cleaning out old things I didn't need but didn't notice from in my normal daily routine. And separately I have even more time for my professions, my hobbies and time to call all my friends from all over the world and talk until dawn without worries that tomorrow we have to get up early for work or do something outside.
Calgary, AB, CA
Some animals spotted wandering on the streets around the world during the lockdown.
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Mapping This Moment
Call for Creative Content! Create an illustration that represents your world these last few months: in your home, at your doorstep, on your street.
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RECENTLY ADDED TRAVEL ILLUSTRATIONS
The map I created is the Italian vacation we are supposed to be on right now. It is someplace I've always wanted to go. We planned this well before Covid-19 was a household word. I thought I was going to be really upset while drawing this, but in actuality, it was uplifting and gave me great pleasure in creating it. I can't believe that it took me 2 weeks to illustrate it.Check out @beeminedesigns to see the video time lapse to see what I did to create this. Thanks @theydrawandtravel!
During my time at home during COVID-19 in 2020, I’ve spent a lot of time researching recipes, finding recipes for the ingredients I have in the house, and on Zoom or online meetings. This illustration is a fun expression of both for the Mapping This Moment theme.
My life as a freelance illustrator hasn't changed too much after lockdown as I always worked from home. I did feel stressed and down at the beginning but I accepted the anxiety and kept going. With more restrictions on what I am able to do outdoor, my life goes on almost entirely in our house. My husband works from home now, he made his own standing desk from a cardboard box and table on table, I now train weekly martial art on zoom instead of going to the gym(nice to see faces of friends and be able to keep training), wisteria and our hair keep growing without a haircut, and our neighbour's cat still visits us but spends more time on our bed! Despite the pandemic, the life seems peaceful inside our house.
I started this map before lockdown, initially showing some interesting places to visit. I live in the CBD. Auckland and NZ is heavily reliant on tourism. The outline of the boat in the harbour is a ghost as are the hotels in the city. We are on level 2 alert, so things are almost back to normal. 49 known active cases in our country today, 16th May, out of 5 million inhabitants.No group gatherings of more than 10 are permitted, with the exemption of funerals. This is probably not quite to brief, but here I am. My first map.
Just as this season reminds to be thankful for smallest parts of my life, so I begin to notice the tiny beauties living close to my home: vibrant flowers, jack rabbits, snail trails.
In this illustration, I have depicted the everyday life during this lockdown, and how the devices have sort of filled our lives. During this social distancing phase where we don’t get to meet most of our friends and family, our lives are increasingly revolving around the digital devices and gadgets, mostly our phones. I have illustrated the many ways in which we use our phones on a daily basis, in a chronological sequence.
This is a compilation of the different versions of myself since the quarantine started. Some days I'll be super productive while other days I can barely even get out of bed. It's been a strange couple of months but I know we're all doing what we can to get by.
Where and how I spent my quarantine days, during the corona virus lock-down. My desk with my artistic stuff, a lot of books to read and illustrated books, my two cats and my window view.
My confort corner.